Scheduled for Saturday April 10 & Sunday April 11 2021.
Welcome to the 23rd Annual 2021 Bald Eagle Creek Trout Tournament.
To qualify for cash prizes, a tournament donation is required.
*see registration form for amount and deadlines*
VERY IMPORTANT! - The Tournament Headquarters will be
under a DRIVE-THRU ONLY operation. Everyone must wear a
mask as well as be in their vehicles in this area for registration,
badge pick-up, tag check-in and prize pay-out services.
40 Bonus Appreciation ($50 Value each) BECTT Tagged Trout – Will be stocked on Friday evening mixed in with the regular tagged trout to allow fishermen more opportunity to catch these fish during the tournament. We are the only trout tournament in PA that does this!
In 2020, we had a total of 590 Tagged Trout valued at
$15,295 - Total prize payout was $9,775
The fishermen caught 365 of the 590 tagged trout or 62%.
All registered fisherman may also elect to participate in the Big Trout Contest. To be eligible, each participant must contribute an additional $10.00 prior to the start of the tournament. The qualified participant catching the largest tagged trout (2021 BECTT Tags) will not only receive the sponsored amount for the trout caught, but will also receive a Trophy and a large percentage of the funds collected for the Big Trout Contest. Additional place winners in the contest will receive cash awards as well. These trout have all been pre-measured so you are to pull the tag and release the trout back into the stream. The tag must then be checked-in to the Headquarters along with any other tags that you bring in from other tagged trout caught in the event. The winners will be determined by the pre-measured length of the tagged trout.
Total Big Trout payout will be 50% of what is brought in.
For 2020, total payout was $1,650.
The cost to participate is $1.00 per registered fisherman and you must enter this contest prior to the start of the tournament. One of the tagged trout will be randomly chosen to be the Community Trout. If the chosen tagged trout is caught, the fisherman will receive 100% of the money collected if he/she is participating in this contest. If the community trout is caught by someone not participating in this contest, the fisherman will receive the value of the tagged trout only. If the community trout is not caught or is caught by a Non-participating fisherman , the tournament committee will keep one-half of the money and the other half will be rolled over to the next year. The 2020 payout was $459.
2021 Registration and tag payout process will be handled in a drive-thru format.
You may pick up your badge at the Port Matilda Sportsmen's Club from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday April 9, 2021 or any time after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday April 10, 2021.
Please remember you personally must pick up your badge and sign a COVID19 Waiver of Liability before participating in the Tournament. Even if you have pre-registered.
We will not be mailing the badges to you.
Due to COVID19 concerns we unfortunately will not be offering camping at the Port Matilda Community Park this year. However, GodSpeed is offering the ability to camp on their property. Contact Bart at 814-554-0024 or go online to GodSpeedEvents.com.
CAMPING ALONG THE STREAM WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
The stream will be patrolled beginning Friday and continuing through the end of the tournament.
The Port Matilda Sportsmen's Club will be our food service vendor again for this year's tournament. Please help support their fundraising efforts as well. They plan to have food and drink for sale starting Friday afternoon. They will post their complete operating schedule at the event. Chicken BBQ planned for this year for Sunday from 11-?. Must pre-order to reserve your chicken dinner. Call ahead to reserve your chicken dinner (814) 404-9132.
Aquatic Imitations LLC, of Hollidaysburg, will be our bait vendor on hand at times to be posted on Friday & Saturday, and possibly Sunday.
Rules in regards their social distancing in the bait vendor area will be posted by the vendor.
If you have any questions pertaining to the tournament or your visit to Port Matilda contact John Jackson at 814–404-3029.